The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 130 114
Rank change year-on-year +17 -16  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.044% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.53% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £225 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £200 £240
% change year-on-year -31.25% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - -13.33%  

A+ Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 434 568 451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.29% 20.52% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 322 234
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 43
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing A+ Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dudley -3 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) SLA
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Economics
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) MVS
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Server Support
4 1 (25.00%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) MVS
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Economics
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) IBM